Kolubara District

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Kolubara District
Колубарски округ
Kolubarski okrug
District of Serbia
Location of the Kolubara District within Serbia
Location of the Kolubara District within Serbia
Country  Serbia
Region Šumadija and Western Serbia
Administrative center Valjevo
Government
 • Commissioner Goran Milivojević
(as of 16 July 2015)
 • Predecessor Vladimir Petrović
(14 November 2013 - May 2015)
Area
 • Total 2,474 km2 (955 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 174,513
 • Density 70.5/km2 (183/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code RS-09
Municipalities 5 and 1 city
Settlements 218
- Cities and towns 7
- Villages 211
Website www.kolubarski.okrug.gov.rs

The Kolubara District (Serbian: Колубарски округ / Kolubarski okrug, pronounced [kɔlǔbarskiː ôkruːɡ]) is one of eight administrative districts of Šumadija and Western Serbia. It occupies the central part of western Serbia. According to the 2011 census results, it has a population of 174,513 inhabitants. The administrative center of the Kolubara District is Valjevo, on the banks of the Kolubara River.

Municipalities[edit]

The district encompasses the municipalities of:

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1948 192,572 —    
1953 201,411 +0.90%
1961 202,630 +0.08%
1971 202,990 +0.02%
1981 205,094 +0.10%
1991 200,560 −0.22%
2002 192,204 −0.39%
2011 174,513 −1.07%
Source: [1]

According to the last official census done in 2011, the Kolubara District has 174,513 inhabitants. Ethnic composition of the district:[2]

Ethnic group Population
Serbs 166,325
Roma 4,045
Montenegrins 215
Yugoslavs 161
Macedonians 133
Croats 120
Others 3,514
Total 174,513

Culture[edit]

This region is distinguished for its cultural-historic monuments: the Muselim's Palace, a typical example of the Turkish architecture built in the thirteenth century, the Tower of the Nenadovic Family, built in 1813 by Duke Janko, the church of Valjevo originating from 1838 which is a rare example of monumental classicistic style building in Serbia.

Economy[edit]

Prevailing industries in this region are: metal industry ("Krusik" DD Holding Corporation,": "Gradac" DD Screw Factory), agricultural production (plums, raspberries, blackberries) and food processing industry ("Srbijanka" DD).

Tourism[edit]

The major tourism resorts in the district are: the Divčibare and the Vrujci Spa.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Serbia" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Попис становништва, домаћинстава и станова 2011. у Републици Србији" (PDF). stat.gov.rs. Republički zavod za statistiku. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 August 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 

Note: All official material made by Government of Serbia is public by law. Information was taken from {{url|https://web.archive.org/web/20090221052324/http://www.srbija.gov.rs/%7D%7D.%27%27

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Coordinates: 44°16′N 19°53′E / 44.267°N 19.883°E / 44.267; 19.883